Canals and the Lee Valley

Cycling along the city’s canals and smaller rivers can ensure a car-free ride. Most towpaths are open to cyclists. You should have a British Waterways permit for cycling along many canals. They can be downloaded from the Waterscape website.

Between Angel and Limehouse you can ride along the Regent’s Canal completely car-free and by taking the Hertford Union canal through Victoria Park you can also join the River Lea and head north towards Hertfordshire, again in a car-free environment. On both of these stretches there are places to visit, to go shopping or to relax at a waterside pub.